Waynesburg Lacrosse opens up season with loss to Eastern Mennonite

Waynesburg Women’s lacrosse played their first game of the regular season Sunday Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. against Eastern Mennonite.  

The Yellow Jackets unfortunately were not able to open the season with a victory as they fell short 13-7.  

“We came out nervous and unsure,”  said head coach Stephanie London. “We were making silly mistakes so we have some improvements to make.” 

Last time both these teams played there was a score of 19-9 in favor of Western Mennonite.  

The team was able to hold them defensively to six less goals but were not able to score as many in their previous battle.  

Most of their goals today came from freshman attacker Waverly Lorne who was able to put four goals in the back of the net for the Jackets.  

Waverly Lorne also is a dual athlete as she competes for the women’s soccer team as well.  

There are currently four dual athletes who are competing on the women’s lacrosse team.  

“We played well for our first game,” said senior defender Megan Wilson. “We had some kinks and it did not help that it was freezing but we want to create some respect for this team.” 

Wilson has been on the team for three years and has plenty of goals for this team.  

“I want to be able to score my first collegiate goal and win some Presidents’ Athletic Conference games,” said Wilson. “It is tough as a defender but it can be done.” 

The Jackets have not won a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game since 2016 when they beat Thiel Tomcats 18-8.  

“I think we need to work on our communication and the basics,” said London. “Once we get that down we will be fine.” 

Waynesburg will continue their season as they will take on Mount Aloysius on SAaurday Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m.